Support

The Luminarts Cultural Foundation cultivates Chicago’s vibrant arts community by supporting exemplary young artists through its competitive programs that offer financial awards, artistic opportunities, and mentoring that bridge the gap between education and career.

Interested in making a gift to Luminarts?

  • To make an online contribution via credit card, please click here.
  • To make a gift over the phone, please call Marlena Dzis, Development Director, at (312) 692-2379.
  • To make a gift via check, please send your check, made out to “Luminarts Cultural Foundation” to:

Attn: Marlena Dzis
Development Director, Luminarts Cultural Foundation
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-3598

Are you a member of the Union League Club of Chicago? If you are a Union League Club of Chicago Member and would like to use your ULC Member Number to make a contribution please contact Luminarts at (312) 435-5961 or info@luminarts.org to provide your ULC Member Number and contribution amount.

Questions or comments? Please contact Marlena Dzis, Development Director, at marley@luminarts.org or (312) 692-2379.


Thank You to Our 2021 Donors

This list reflects gifts made between January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. Luminarts sincerely apologizes for any omissions or spelling errors. Please contact Marlena Dzis, Development Director, at 312-692-2379 or marley@luminarts.org with any corrections.

Visionaries $20,000+

Mr. Tilden Cummings Jr.
Illinois Arts Council Agency
Dr. Sally Metzler and George Dunea, MD
Robert and Penelope Steiner Philanthropic Fund

Champions $10,000 – 19,999

Mr. James O. Berry
BMO Wealth Management
The Fitzgerald Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Lionel and Mary Go
Ms. Myrna W. Kaplan
Mr. and Mrs. Kyle and Lindsay Mackey
Ms. Cherilyn G. Murer
Mrs. and Mr. Emily and Daniel North
Mr. William E. Richards and North Star Family Office
U.S. Bank
Mr. Douglas K. Walker
Wintrust

Partners $5,000 – 9,999

CIBC Private Wealth Management
Mr. Frank M. De Vincentis
Ms. Roxanne J. Decyk and Dr. Lew Watts
Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Cheryl Del Campo
Mr. and Mrs. Scott and Edie Fortman
Mr. Michael C. Goode
Hindman Auctions
Karaba Hoover Family Foundation
Ms. Leslie McMillan
Mr. Jay Morton and Mr. Michael Phillips
Mr. Matt R. Olaveson and Mr. Adam G. Vitale
Ms. Kimberly A. Palmisano
Mr. Stephen J. Schlegel
Hon. Rhoda Sweeney and Mr. Fred Drucker
Mr. Hunt R. Tackbary
TAWANI Foundation
Mrs. Helen Zell

Benefactors $2,500 – 4,999

Mr. and Mrs. Mark and Lynne Arizmendi
Mr. and Mrs. Eric and Karen Boyd
Mrs. Gretchen Anne Burch
Chartwell Insurance Services
Mr. and Mrs. John and Connie Donnelly
Mrs. and Mr. Kylie and Steve Finno
Mr. David A. Helverson and Wells Fargo Advisors
John R. Halligan Charitable Fund
Ms. Linda J. Jakubs and Mr. William S. Wigoda
Mrs. and Mr. Karen and Bob Jones
Mr. Jason Kalajainen
Ms. Martha Jahn Martin
Mr. and Mrs. John and Carol McKinnon
Mr. Brian O’Dea
Ms. Alyssa Quinlan
Mr. Joel Rabb
Shade Family Foundation
Mrs. and Mr. Julianna and Tom Tancredi
Mr. Oscar S. Tatosian
Thompson Coburn LLP
U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management
Mr. and Mrs. Brian and Robin Velo

Patrons $1,000 – 2,499

Ms. Susan M. Aurinko
Ms. Peggy N. Boyer
Mr. Bruce W. Breitweiser
Mr. J. Alexander Cestero
Dr. Muhammad Munir Chaudry
Mr. Linton J. Childs
Mr. and Mrs. Brock and Catherine Cummings
Ms. Julie M. Danis
Ms. Julia Doherty
Mr. and Mrs. Gregg and Wendy Elstien
Ms. Stacy L. Fleming
Dr. Ardena L. Flippin, MD
Dr. Lisa Freeman and Dr. Doug Rose
Mrs. Karen Hagberg
Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin and Mr. Daniel Levin
Mr. Keith A. Hebeisen
Mr. and Mrs. Brian and Mary Herbstritt
Mr. George L. Jewell
Mrs. and Mr. Jennifer & Curt Krizek
Ms. Diana Levin
David Maleh and Morgan Stanley
Mr. Kerry James Marshall and Ms. Cheryl Lynn Bruce
Mrs. and Mr. Anita and Dan Mauro
Ms. Margaret McCoy
Ms. Mara Mills Barker
Ms. Corinne S. Morrissey
Mr. Ken Norgan
Ms. Jeanne Olofson
Mr. Randy Reeves
Mr. Richard Ryan
Ms. Joan M. Solbeck
Ms. Ellen Soren
Ms. Jane Stevens
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Linda Teichgraeber
Ms. Elissa Tenny
Mrs. and Mr. Kay and Craig Tuber
Mr. and Mrs. David B. and Mary Whitehurst

Supporters $500 – 999

Ms. Theresa Allen
Ms. Penny Anixter
Anonymous
Mr. and Mrs. William and Norma Beckemeier
Ms. Rebecca Bonagura and Mr. Jack Lape
Ms. Terri D’Ancona
Mr. and Mrs. Craig and Alexis Eyler
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Patricia Gahlon
Ms. Ginger Griffin
Mr. David L. Hanson
Mr. Andrew Robert Harrison
Mr. Terry R. Hendrickson
Mr. and Mrs. Jock and Victoria Howland
Ms. Karen Kane
Mr. Paul Kassel
Ms. Linda Kinzelberg
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Sharon Knudtson
Mr. Robert D. Kreisman
Ms. Susan Lape and Mr. Tim Bowling
Mr. John F. Lemker Jr.
Ms. Margot Levin
Judge Benjamin S. Mackoff and Mrs. Carol Mackoff
Mr. Jerry Manne
Dr. Sam Mikaelian
Mr. and Mrs. Jaime and Anna Moreno
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Nissen
Mr. Gregg Peck
Mr. Seaton Tinsley Preston III
Ms. Nancy A. Ross
Ms. Temitope D. Sadiku and Mr. Aaron-Michael Sapp
Mr. Hugh J. Schwartzberg
Mr. Ronald Seliga
Supera Family Foundation
Mr. Greg Thompson and Mr. Greg Cameron
Ms. Pamela Vargas and Mr. William Weinstein
Ms. I.B. Weil

Advocates $250 – 499

Ms. Julia Antonatos
Mr. Scott Bachmann
Mr. James B. Begley
Mr. John H. Berchem
Ms. Sandra Williams Blakemore
Ms. Marion Clemens
Mr. Mark W. Coe
Ms. Laurel Dettman
Ms. Cynthia L. Doloughty
Ms. Marta Farion
Ms. Nancy Golding
Mr. Richard L. Handley
Ms. L. Jessica Jagielnik
Mr. TJ Johnsrud
Ms. Sheila Keeshin
Ms. Diane Kordecki
Ms. Terri Lind
Mr. Ronald G. Lindenberg
Ms. Tanya Lux
Mr. Allen J. Lynch
Ms. Dorene Marcus
Ms. Elvia Moreno
Ms. Emily F. Moreno
Mr. James J. Morgan
Ms. Theodora Nicolandis
Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Mary Ellen Niederman
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. and Judi J. Olenick
Dr. Elaine E. Olson
Mrs. Solvig Robertson
Dr. Susan W. Rusch
Ms. Joy Sandler
Ms. Elisabeth Schmidt
Ms. Linda Schwartz
Ms. Sally Seraphim
Mrs. Joan L. Stansberry
Ms. Ana Tannebaum
Dr. Claudia Tellez
Mr. Mark Tunney
Mr. Clark L. Wagner
Ms. Elizabeth Ward
Ms. Brooke M. Wiseman
Ms. Paulette Wolf
Ms. Carole C. Wood
Ms. Linda Zuker

Members $150 – 249

Ms. Myrna Bartelstein
Mr. Robert D. Becker
Mr. Douglas Bening
Mr. and Mrs. D. Jeffrey and Joan Blumenthal
Msgr. Michael Boland
Dr. Martin Burke
Mr. Kenneth Paul Caniglia
Mr. Kurt M. Carlson
Mr. Erik Edward Cempel
Dr. Rowland Chang
Mr. Thomas Robert Corsiglia
Mr. Christopher R. D’Andrea
Ms. Sherry Eagle
Mr. Winton Etz
Ms. Amy Starr Feder
Ms. Kathleen M. Flanagan
Mr. Michael W. Franke
Mr. James R. Gillespie
Mr. William C. Glynn
Mr. Lewis B. Greenblatt
Ms. Sue Gross
Mr. Thomas M. Hazlett
Ms. Kimberlee S. Herold
Mr. Dennis Hughes
Mr. Matthew J. Iverson
Dr. Albert O. Jacobson PhD
Mr. Charles H. Jesser
Mr. David J. Jolivette
Mr. Stephen Joyce Jr.
Mr. James F. Kinoshita and Ms. Merrillyn J. Kosier
Mr. William N. Krucks
Mr. Timothy Larocca
Mr. Andrew W. Levenfeld
Mr. Douglas Marshall
Mr. Dennis Minkel
Rev. Craig Biddick Mousin
Mr. Bert C. Nicholson
Mr. Michael D. Olesen
Mr. Frank P. Orzel
Mr. Neil J. Prendergast
Mr. Mark H. Prince
Mr. Daniel E. Reidy
Mrs. Lynne Thomsen Rinkoski
Ms. Ellen Blumberg Rubert
Mr. Richard L. Rundle
Mr. John W. Schladweiler
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey and Elizabeth Sharp
Mr. Jonathan F. Siedlecki
Mr. Steven D. Smutny
Mr. William M. Sneed
Mr. Lawrence G. Staat
Mr. Taylor Stein
Hon. Jo Ann C. Stevenson
Mr. Kristofer K. Swanson
Ms. Peggy Swartchild
Mr. Stephen P. Thomas
Mr. George M. Thomas
Ms. Eolin Tweedie
Ms. Andrea Vitale
Mr. Harold J. Wiaduck Jr.
Dr. Sandra L. Williams
Mr. Mario Wilson
Mr. Keith E. Yavitt